October 17th, 2017

[podcast] Stepping Out in Faith (with Mary Lenaberg) #092

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This week we are talking with writer and speaker Mary Lenaberg. Mary shares the beautiful story of caring for her disabled daughter for 22 years, and then after losing her daughter, carrying on her legacy through the work God has called her to, through parish ministry and speaking to women and young people from all walks of life.

If you would like to have Mary come speak to your group or parish, please connect with her through any of the following:

Mary’s website
Mary on Instagram
Mary’s speaking topics and info

I am so grateful to Mary for being a part of this week’s show. And thank you too for listening!

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Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
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Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
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My newest book is available!
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October 12th, 2017

[podcast] Small Ways to Pray All Day #091

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Do you ever find yourself despairing of ever having a meaningful prayer life? Let’s talk about that! Do you ever find yourself saying “My whole life is a prayer,” but knowing it’s really an excuse and you could do better.

Well the good news is that “doing better” does not have to mean spending time you don’t have doing something tedious for God. Prayer is meant to be a way to connect with your Creator, something that can bring you great joy and satisfaction. Have you ever considered the idea of “resting in God” as something your busy life might need more of?

This week we are sharing about ways to “pray all day” and become more aware of God’s presence in your life, even if you are a very busy and distracted person. I share an old column of mine to get us started:

A Mother’s Liturgy of the Hours

And then we discuss some different everyday life events that bit prompt us toward making small prayers throughout our busy days. Some examples:

Morning Offering
Sign of the Cross
Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls!
Thy will be done
Come, Holy Spirit, come
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Jesus, I trust in you
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like yours
O Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us

Or simply speak the name of JESUS when you are tempted to do something wrong or need help or straight of any kind.

Let me know what small prayers you like to say and how they help you “pray all day”!

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Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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October 3rd, 2017

[podcast] Moms Need Friends with Emily Jaminet #090

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This week I am talking with author Emily Jaminet, who together wither friend Michele Faehnle wrote The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends. Emily shares beautifully about the struggles of making and keeping friends, but also the importance of spiritual friendships among women.

Emily’s website
Emily on Facebook
Emily on Instagram
Emily on Twitter

Also mentioned: Truth About Teens podcast 

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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming weeks:

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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September 25th, 2017

[podcast] 7 Ways to Live More Simply #089

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Do you long for a simpler way of living? Many of us have a restless sense in our hearts that life could be simpler and we could be happier, but … HOW? This week, I’m offering some ideas for ways to simplify even a very busy and complicated life.

1. De-clutter!
Find a spot in your kitchen, your living room, or your bedroom (closets, anyone?) and get rid of unnecessary stuff.

2. Stop shopping
Plan ahead and make fewer trips to the store.

3. Limit media
Set limits on when, where, and how you will use your phone, TV, etc.

4. Think through your systems
Create routines for laundry, errands, meal times, kitchen clean up, etc. that can streamline your work.

5. Stop thinking about MORE
Think about having ENOUGH instead.

6. Make room for creativity
Do something creative with you time and come any feeling connected to yourself your Creator

7. See fewer ads
Pay attention to advertising you re exposed to & take measures to reduce its influence.

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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming months:

Saturday, September 30
You’re Worth It! retreat at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Carmel, IN 46033
More info here

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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September 19th, 2017

[podcast] What if I stink at trusting Jesus? #088

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Do you trust in Jesus? It’s so hard sometimes, isn’t it? This week we talk about a question I got from listener Diana by email: What if you stink at trusting Jesus?

Well, we all stink at it sometimes. Here are some ideas I share:

1. Pray for greater trust.

2. Fake it till you make it!

3. Go through Mary — The Memorare is a good prayer to start!

3. Read God’s word and stories of the Gospel.

4. Remember past worries & how they worked out.

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The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming months:

Saturday, September 30
You’re Worth It! retreat at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Carmel, IN 46033
More info here

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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September 12th, 2017

[podcast] Finding Hope & Healing with Maria Dunlap #087

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This week, I start by giving you my Hurricane Irma update and recounting several moments of bursting into tears over the weekend. Good times!

Then, I share my recent conversation with the awesome Maria Dunlap, founder and executive director of Vivian’s Victory, a nonprofit that supports families as children are helped and healed. Maria and her husband Rod saw the need of families during long hospital stays with their children after they experienced a 59 day stay with their first daughter Vivian. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and 4 crazy kiddos, Iris, Fulton, Auggie and Zelie.

Check out Vivian’s Victory for ways you can support this beautiful ministry, including being part of their matching donations fundraiser. A great way to make your gift go even further to help families in need!

SUPPORT
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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing this unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming months:

Saturday, September 30
You’re Worth It! retreat at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Carmel, IN 46033
More info here

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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September 5th, 2017

[podcast] 5 Ways to Start Your Day Right #086

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How do you begin your day? With peaceful prayer and journaling time? Or in a mad frenzy to get everyone dressed, fed, and out the door? How we start our days can set us up for failure or success, regardless of our life circumstances. Putting some thought into our morning routines can make a lot of sense. Some ideas I share for starting your day right:

1. Get up early enough

2. Connect with God and others

3. Move your body 

4. Practice Gratitude

5. Set a Goal

What do your mornings look like? What works for you, or what have learned about morning routines that helps you put your best foot forward each day? Share your ideas and I will share them with other Girlfriends listeners.

Also this week, I share an email I received from Jenny who is discerning whether or not to begin dating again after a bad experience. I share a little about trusting in God’s plan, and how hard that can be sometimes, and suggest we pray as a community for Jenny this week. If you have thoughts to share o this topic, send me your feedback!

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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
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Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming months:

Saturday, September 30
You’re Worth It! retreat at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Carmel, IN 46033
More info here

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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August 29th, 2017

[podcast] Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy #085

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What does it mean to “keep holy the Sabbath”? What does that look like in real family life? This week i am sharing some thoughts and encouraging you to share your ideas for setting Sundays apart, as a day of rest and worship. some basic ideas I share:

1) Go to Mass, and also add some other prayer to our day.
2) Share a meal together, make some special food, enjoy a dessert.
3) Avoid doing our “regular” work.
4) Do engage in some “good” work on Sunday.

This week, we hear from listeners Ashley and David. Ashley shares her struggles with being a mom in a “small” Catholic family and the cross she carries of having lost 2 children and discerning whether she and her family can take more loss. Thank you, Ashley, for sharing your perspective so beautifully with all of us.

David shares his thoughts on prayerfully discerning family size and also his (crazy!) recent 50 mile race. He survived! God is good!

SUPPORT
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RETREAT
The You’re Worth It! Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing this unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.

Some places I will be in the coming months:

Saturday, September 30
You’re Worth It! retreat at St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Carmel, IN 46033
More info here

Saturday, October 21
Together in Holiness conference in
Wichita, KS
More info here

Saturday, October 28
Women’s Conference in
Winona, MN
More info here

Saturday, November 4
Together in Holiness conference in
St Augustine, FL
More info here

My newest book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

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